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New York Yankees Fall To Second Place After Eight »

The Yankees lost 4-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays last night after journeyman Dan Johnson blasted a pair of two-run home runs off of Phil Hughes, and the Yankees offense was held in check by "Big Game" James Shields. Here are some highlights: The Yankees offense wasn’t exactly absent, but they failed to get timely hits with men on base. There [...]

Less Cowbell: Yankees Stagger Out of Tampa in Second »

And now, ladies and gentleman, the Aflac $100,000 Question of the Day: Who is Dan Johnson?Hmmmm ...Was he the dude from Miami Vice? Wait, that was Don Johnson.Okay ...Well, I think I went to middle school with a Dan Johnson, but he was really only notable for getting chicken pox like seven times. No one with an immune system that flawed could [...]

Derek Jeter: Question of Character or Part of the »

Around 9:15 EST Wednesday night while playing the Tampa Bay Rays, Derek Jeter did something we have never seen him do, and might never expect him to do. Jeter has been an ambassador of the game and is known for being a class act throughout his career, but on Wednesday night... He acted. Down one in the top of the seventh inning, Jeter led off and [...]

Joe Girardi: A Good Manager Or Product of a Good Team? »

Joe Girardi managed the New York Yankees to their 27th World Series title last season and has the Bombers primed for another playoff run here in 2010, but is he the driving force behind this juggernaut or is he just along for the ride? Everybody knows that Girardi is wearing No. 28 because he hopes to win the Yankees 28th World Series this year, [...]

New York Yankees: Why Losses Today May Mean Wins »

Yankee fans were unhappy—to say the least—on Monday night, when the Yankees surrendered first place to the Rays for the first time since August 3. Tuesday night, the Yankees got first place back, and breathed a sigh of relief. Amidst all that anger came an interesting thought: what if, by some chance, the Yankees didn’t win the [...]

Royce Ring Recalled, Yankees DFA Chad Huffman »

In order to provide themselves with more bullpen depth, the Yankees have recalled LHP Royce Ring from the minor leagues. Ring was not a member of the 40-man roster, so the Yankees designated outfielder Chad Huffman for assignment. Ring, 29, is a former first-round draft pick out of the 2002 draft. He last pitched in the big leagues for the [...]

Is Tony Pena the Next Florida Marlins Manager? »

Via MLB.com: "Having previous big league managing experience will be a plus for those under consideration to manage the Marlins in 2011. "Meeting the criteria is Tony Pena. "Currently the Yankees bench coach, Pena spent parts of four seasons (2002-05) managing the Royals. In 2003, he was named the American League Manager of the [...]

Jorge Posada: New Trick By an Old Dog Saves the Day »

Jorge Posada had become something of a forgotten man around the Yankee Universe this season.He's always stayed in the shadows of New York's starry landscape when you think about it, which is pretty amazing when you realize he's one of the greatest offensive catchers to ever play the game.If the Core Four was U2, then Posada would obviously be [...]

New York Yankees Notes: Hughes, Teixeira, Pettitte, »

The Yankees won a roller coaster last night to take back first place, but like I said, last night—it doesn’t mean much if they can’t win tonight to stay atop the AL East. Going for them is Phil Hughes, who is making his first start since being skipped in the rotation to limit his innings. Here are some notes— Hughes has [...]

Yankees-Rays Pitching Preview: Fighting For First »

It was another nail-biting, extra innings game for the New York Yankees who needed to win and did. Now, the Bombers are back in first place after losing it for 24 hours to the Tampa Bay Rays. Only a half-game separates the two ball-clubs making Wednesday night’s outcome a declaration for who ever wins. That is until next week when the Rays [...]

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